India Risks Losing Maritime Leverage in Indian Ocean as China Tests Delhi's Strength in Ladakh

It took months for the Indian military to regain control of Ladakh, and then only in a few sectors, after China launched its incursions into the region. India’s strategic thinkers have yet to determine why China advanced; however, some reckon that preventing India from increasing its maritime influence in the Indian Ocean may be the driving force.

India Risks Losing Maritime Leverage in Indian Ocean as China Tests Delhi's Strength in Ladakh
It took months for the Indian military to regain control of Ladakh, and then only in a few sectors, after China launched its incursions into the region. India’s strategic thinkers have yet to determine why China advanced; however, some reckon that preventing India from increasing its maritime influence in the Indian Ocean may be the driving force.